Point and Shoot Tips Collection
Recently I posted a short list of my favorite photography web sites. Here is something a little different, a collection of great point and shoot tips articles from around the web. The one condition for addition to this list was that they had to make at least one point that hasn’t been made elsewhere on this blog.
Lifehacker |Get the Most from Your Point-and-Shoot Camera Some excellent point and shoot tips here and, more importantly, the article works as a whole. Get to know your presets and how to use them for unintended purposes can really stretch the range of a point and shoot is a section that really interested me.
Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras Another short and very easily understood article that does exactly what it says in the title. It is by Darren Rowse so is very clearly written. If you haven’t played with the macro setting now is a great time!
Photography Tips for Beginners With Point and Shoot Camera Here the author, Victor Augusteo really emphasizes the fact that a good composition is a good composition regardless of the equipment used. The photographs give a great idea of what can be achieved with a point and shoot.
Camera envy? Tips for using a point and shoot camera from Photo.net Photo.net is definitely a website for the more technically inclined but this is a nice non technical point and shoot tips article by Philip Greenspun. A fairly detailed account of when to and when not to use the on camera flash, a bit about prefocusing and an emphasis on experimentation and lots of it. As always the comments are as valuable as the post itself.
Point-and-shoot cameras: 5 useful tips « psychopyko Excellent tips here. My two favorites are the last two, reducing pixel count in challenging conditions and using the half press shutter postion to change exposure on the fly – much easier than messing around with menus.
Point & Shoot Cameras: Buying Tips | Photography Articles | StylePeterson This is a good resource for those looking to go a little more upmarket and who are possibly looking to use a point and shoot as their only camera but are serious. It covers subjects such as manually controlled aperture setting and the value of a RAW option.
Get Better Photos from Your Digital Point-and-Shoot Camera | PCMag.com A good solid article covering all the bases.
My Top Five Wedding Photography Tips For Point-And-Shoot Digital Users « The Wedding Photography Blog Some tips focusing on the point and shoot camera’s strengths, especially when it comes to the non formal candid type shots.
9 tips for photographing wildflowers with a point and shoot camera | PhotoNaturalist Good solid flower photography tips.
If you know of any other good point and shoot tips type posts or articles from around the web please feel free to add them in the comments. Better still, if you have written one give it a plug here.